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Małgorzata Markiewicz

Krakow, Poland

MaƂgorzata Markiewicz is an artist from Poland. In 2011 she earned a PhD at Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow at Sculpture Department. She is also a tutor at Krakow School Of Fashion Design.

In general, clothing is one of the main subjects and mediums of her art practice. She is interested in the symbolism and significance and the message it can carry. Markiewicz frequently supplements the language of textile with photographs or objects. Aside from this, one of her favorite and most appreciated mediums is performance art; as it is often the case with socially committed artists.

Markiewicz works with objects, sculptures, photographs, installations and performances. In her art she often uses various materials like fabric, threads, yarns, beads and clothing, referring to traditional female craft techniques including embroidery, knitting, and sewing. Her strategy is to play around with viewers perceptions and feelings by juxtaposing those materials with constructions made of heavy industrial ones like concrete and metal.

Throughout her oeuvre she refers to the everyday. Markiewicz is particularly interested in traces of life and the emotions that are invoked by clothes and fabrics that are the closest witnesses of our bodies. The human body in her work serves not as a cultural battlefield but as the representation of human emotions and the changes that it manifests.

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